The chairman of Pegasus Group will be swapping his office for the great outdoors as he embarks on a 100-mile cycle ride to raise money for a cancer charity.
Pegasus Group’s Stephen Bawtree, who is based in the Cirencester office is taking part in the Prudential RideLondon on July 29 to raise money for Hope for Tomorrow, a national charity based in Tetbury.
He is one of three supporters, called #TEAMHOPE, who will be riding to raise money for the charity, which is dedicated to bringing cancer care closer to patients’ homes via their Mobile Cancer Care Units.
The trio will set off from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, following a countryside route into the depths of Surrey.
Last year, Stephen, 65, successfully rode 1,100 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats raising £7,500 for Hope for Tomorrow and is delighted to be able to support the charity once again this year.
He said: “Hope for Tomorrow helps so many people, both young and old, throughout the country who are undergoing cancer treatment. I wanted to help them as both my wife and I lost our fathers to cancer and, as well as fundraising, we hope to create awareness for this very worthwhile organisation.
“I am excited to be taking on another challenge for them and am keen to raise as much money as I can. I have set myself the challenge of riding 100 miles and averaging just under 20mph.”
Diane Diver, Fundraising Manager at Hope for Tomorrow said: “Stephen is a great supporter to us. Last year he raised a fantastic amount, supported hugely by his colleagues at Pegasus Group.”
Anyone wishing to sponsor #TEAMHOPE can visit the JustGiving page: https://www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk/team-hope-ride-prudential-london-surrey/